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Meet the Lord of Battles
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Meet the Lord of Battles

Saurabh Mahajan, a former Indian Army officer, is making history in medieval battles grounds.Rediff.com's Archana Masih meets the man who has supplied vintage armour and war props to Assassin's Creed, The Hobbit and knights in shining armour to the Tower of London. IMAGE: Captain Saurabh Mahajan started Lord of Battles after serving the Indian Army. He wants Lord of Battles to be one of the world's best companies supplying medieval products for movies and theatre. Photograph: Kind courtesy ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Game of Thrones' India connection Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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Annie Besant was placed under House Arrest in this house

Dr Annie Besant, an Englishwoman, was part of India's freedom movement. 100 years ago, she was placed under house arrest by the British in a bungalow in Ooty. It was here she unfurled the Home Rule flag as a symbol for India's right to self government. Archana Masih/Rediff.com stops by. Do ...
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Life with India

As India turns 70, a 70 year old -- one of India's finest poets -- decodes his relationship with her. As young as India itself, poet and retired university professor Arvind Krishna Mehrotra, was born in Lahore four months before India became a free nation. Sitting in his family home in Dehradun, where he had arrived as an infant at Partition with his mother, he periodically gets up to speak to his mother, who is now 92 and in fragile health. In conversation with Rediff.com's Archana Masih, the ...
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India, from the eyes of one who saw her birth

An old time civility distinguishes Lieutenant General Anand Sarup, Mahavir Chakra. Decorated with the nation's second highest gallantry award in the 1971 War, the war hero is remarkably humble about his many military achievements. Just as India became free, he joined the Indian Army and has journeyed with the country from her days of captivity to its freedom to its 70th year as a nation. On a quiet summer evening, the 88-year-old general graciously shared his memories of August 15, 1947 ...
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'The Ashokan rock edicts are a marvel of history'

'The ideas carved into the rock articulate an important -- if often suppressed and denied -- impulse in Indian history: A call to mutual respect of different beliefs, and to persuasion as opposed to coercion as the basis of how we interact with one another.' Historian Sunil Khilnani picks some of India's treasures. IMAGE: The Ashokan Lions, the emblem of the Republic of India atop Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru. Photograph: Courtesy, Mellisa Anthony Jones at English Wikipedia/Wikimedia Commons ...
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A morning with the first Indian in space

The remarkable story of Wing Commander Rakesh Sharma, the first Indian in space, will be seen in a film featuring Aamir Khan.The retired cosmonaut and test pilot tells Archana Masih why he doesn't like being called a hero.Exclusive to Rediff.com IMAGE: Wing Commander Rakesh Sharma (retd) at the Wellington Gymkhana Club in the Nilgiris.In 1984, he became the first Indian in space. Photograph: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com As the interview concluded, the young man sitting with his family at the next ...
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'Modi will marginalise Nitish in 2, 3 years'

'If you see the behaviour of the BJP with their allies, they stay with the allies for some time and then take command of the government.' "Nitish will wait for the RJD to make a decision and then react. There are two options before him if the alliance breaks. He either teams up with the BJP or goes for a fresh election. My impression is that he will avoid a fresh election," Professor Prabhat Ghosh, director of the Asian Development Research Institute, Patna, had told Rediff.com's Archana Masih ...
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China standoff: 'The Indian Army should stand firm'

'When sensitive territory goes into the hands of your enemy. he becomes more powerful in military terms.''Assuming the Chinese take over the Doklam Plateau they will not stop at that.''They will keep ingressing, and it will be easier for them to further expand their territory.''I feel the Chinese will vacate that area in two months after it begins to snow.' Lieutenant General Dr D B Shekatkar (retd), PVSM, AVSM, AVSM, was in charge of the entire China front in Arunachal Pradesh during the ...
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'Nitish will wait for RJD to make a decision'

'...and then react.''There are two options before him if the alliance breaks.''He either teams up with the BJP or goes for a fresh election.''My impression is that he will avoid a fresh election.' IMAGE: Lalu Yadav and Nitish Kumar after their alliance scored a decisive victory in the 2015 Bihar assembly election. Photograph: PTI Photo "Lalu Yadav will try to keep the mahagathbandhan alive, no matter how weak it is. But Nitish Kumar is uncomfortable with the alliance," Professor Prabhat Ghosh, ...
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'The attack runs counter to the culture of Kashmir'

'There is genuine shock amongst Kashmiris.''The attack runs counter to the culture of Kashmir and the grain of the Kashmiri character.''The spirit of religious faith in Kashmir is inclusive.''An ordinary Kashmiri can be a political fundamentalist, but never a religious fundamentalist,' says Mohammad Sayeed Malik, the veteran commentator on Kashmir affairs. The attack on the pilgrims is a great tragedy. It runs counter to the culture of Kashmir, the grain of the Kashmiri character. In spite of ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago 'Kashmiris are going nowhere'  Rediff.com1 month ago 'The separatists have to be made irrelevant'  Rediff.com1 month ago
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